During a meeting held under the Prime Minister, the Governmental Council for Foreign and Defense Affairs (KYSEA) approved the implementation of an upgrade program for 85 F-16 aircraft to VIPER, with a total cost of $ 1.1 billion.

Until 2021 that our country faces budget commitments, the amount of money will reach approximately 450 million, that is, the amount of the installment for each year will be close to $110 million .

The final signature between the USA and the Department of Armament of the Ministry of Defense is expected promptly with the  first aircraft being shipped to the USA in August, in order for its upgrading to begin.

After its completion which is scheduled for 2020 it will be sent back to Greece so that the upgrade of the remaining 84 aircrafts may begin.